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Your best frenemy.
Michael Stein Psy.D.
If you want good mental health, you need an accurate definition of what good mental health actually is. I provide one here and explain how to apply it to an anxiety problem.
Panic attacks can be scary when it feels like your body is out of control with no apparent cause. But there is a cause: anxiety about anxiety itself.
Do you want to stop worrying but can't seem to let things go? Use these compelling reasons to give yourself permission to stop worrying.
Are you tormented by intrusive OCD thoughts about hurting other people? Confronting these thoughts and the situations you're avoiding can help you overcome harm OCD. Here's how.
Are you anxious because you are having thoughts about hurting other people? Learn how to tell the difference between harm OCD and an actual desire to hurt others.
Worry behavior is an attempt to eliminate anxiety about uncertainty, but it actually feeds more anxiety. Learn how the worry process works and how to stop it.
Having a hard time fixing your anxiety problem? You may have the process backwards. Learn what to try and what not to try.
Have you found that some things can calm your anxiety, but only briefly? Does your anxiety keep coming back? There is a better long-term solution.
Dr. Michael Stein, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder and owner of Anxiety Solutions, a group practice specializing in anxiety and OCD. He is also the author of "How to Stop Overanalyzing," a self-help video series.